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Keeping your shoulders in rotation

Keeping your shoulders in rotation

Nearly two million Americans visit their doctors every year seeking care for rotator cuff injuries that cause shoulder pain and
Hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Look Inside Your Hip Joint When rest, physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments fail to
Your immune system vs. cancer

Your immune system vs. cancer

Your immune system’s job is to find foreign cells, like viruses or bacteria, and destroy them. In most people, the
When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?

When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? According to the American Academy of Dermatology,
Lara Committed and Lost 150 lbs

Lara Committed and Lost 150 lbs

Since her bariatric surgery in December 2018, Lara has lost 150 pounds. She credits her continued success to her steadfast
What do I need to know about toenail injuries?

What do I need to know about toenail injuries?

If you’ve ever snagged your toenail or had your nail grow into your skin, you know firsthand how painful it
What is a Foot Neuroma – and how can I treat it?

What is a Foot Neuroma – and how can I treat it?

Have you ever heard of a neuroma? You might not be familiar with the term, but chances are, you or
Connect and learn something new at the Lowcountry, Waring Senior Centers

Connect and learn something new at the Lowcountry, Waring Senior Centers

Many people have felt disconnected and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But when seniors are socially isolated, they’re at higher
Can essential oils ease cold and flu symptoms?

Can essential oils ease cold and flu symptoms?

Congestion, coughing, runny nose, body aches – we’ve all been there during cold and flu season. And it’s positively miserable.
The weight of menopause

The weight of menopause

There are plenty of reasons you could gain weight during the perimenopausal and postmenopausal stages of your life. It’s also
Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent it

Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent it

Chances are that at some point in your life, you may have had chickenpox. Did you know that if you’ve
6 ways to winter-proof your immune system

6 ways to winter-proof your immune system

Winter offers a lot to look forward to — the changing weather and extra time with friends and family. But
Sr. Maria Murphy plaque unveiled

Sr. Maria Murphy plaque unveiled

The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy visited Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday for the blessing
Should you crack your joints?

Should you crack your joints?

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that cracking your knuckles or popping your joints will cause arthritis. But is
“Falling back” an hour: How daylight savings can impact your health

“Falling back” an hour: How daylight savings can impact your health

Fresh from a summer of long days filled with sunshine, the transition to fall and fewer daylight hours can feel
Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart

Jim is an active and healthy 70-year-old. He always hit the gym and avoided fast food. For years, he walked
Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Menopause is a natural, normal process. For many women, it can feel mysterious — because we don’t talk a lot
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

It was 2002 when we came to America, 19 years ago. I was only 9 and I was the only
Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Whether you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, your nutrition and lifestyle can help ensure a safe and healthy
Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolaou invented the test that everyone loves to hate. However, before the Pap test became a regular